10) Overcall on opponent 1NT As we have seen , if we have the proper tools, we can manage all kind of hands in response to partner 1NT opening bid. We have to assume that also our opponents are well equipped and , for this reason, we have to try to overcall opponents NT as often as possible in order to try to disrupt Aug 22, 2013 · Originally developed as a defense against 1 no trump openers, it can be equally effective against a 1NT overcall. Here are the SANTA responses (a) 2 clubs = 9 major suit cards 55 or 5-4 (with quality) (b) 2 diamonds, 2 hearts, 2 spades and 3 clubs are transfers to hearts, spades, clubs and diamonds respectively and (c) 2NT+ 5-5 in the minors.
Apr 21, 2016 · Bidding After 1NT Opener Responds 2 Hearts to our Stayman Bid and we have Game or Slam Forcing Values This post will help practice what to do after our Partner opens 1NT, we respond 2♣ (Stayman) and Partner then responds 2 ♥ (I have 4 ♥ and I MIGHT have 4 ♠). 1NT response (1H 1NT): 6-9 points, no fit in partner's suit, no other suit that can be bid at one level. Not necessarily balanced. 2NT response (1H 2NT) shows 13-15 points and a balanced hand, and usually no 4+ card major suits. 3NT response (1H 3NT) shows 16-18 points and a balanced hand. Considerations for subsequent bids:
After a double, showing one suit, if you show spades, it is a good hand (no direct overcall). After 2, partner bids 2 to play in the other suit. After 2 partner bid 2 to play in the major. It is important for your partnership to discuss what happens in competition, for example, if they double the DONT bid.
Lucas – responses after 2NT 3♣/ / min; 3♠/NT Max with corresponding minor. Halmic – XX = bid C as TO to 5+ suit, 2any is lower of 2 4 card suits. They interfere over 1NT 1st X is penaltyish, 2nd X –TO; Weak jump responses in most cases; Fit jumps in response to overcalls. After interference over our opening Major, 2NT may be a 3 card ... Yes, you can and it is still used to show a fairly weak hand, but it isn't quite the same as making a 1NT response when the opponents haven't overcalled. Once the opponents have made a suit overcall you must hold a stopper in that suit if you are going to make a 1NT bid.
After your side opens 1NT you have Stayman and Jacoby Transfers to help you bid accurately to the best conract. Unfortunately the opponents will sometimes throw an overcall in and that plays havoc with your fancy conventions. So the lebensohl Convention was developed to counter that interference! I mean, if you overcall Two Spades with a hand that would qualify for a Weak Two Spades opening, partner is loathe to invite unless he has full values, and you might miss a game if the Overcaller actually had a hand that looks more like an Intermediate Jump Overcall. If, on the other hand, your Two Spades overcall is made
Notrump overcalls at the one-level normally indicate 15-18 HCP in a balanced hand, with at least one stopper in opponent's suit. Usually, Stayman is on but transfers are off. Example. The hand ♠ KJ63 ♥ AQ2 ♦ A84 ♣ Q93 is suitable for a 1NT overcall over any opening bid, as well as a 2NT overcall over an opponent's weak two bid. QJ94 1NT ___ 84 _ _ 2: Notrump openings and overcalls Opening requirements 1NT 15-17 points 2NT 20-21 pts (balanced) Can have a 5-card suit, usually a minor. Therefore 1 length point can be included. 1NT Overcall requirements (after opps open 1 of a suit): Direct seat? Passout (balancing) seat?) Who is the captain?
pre-empt. System changes after opp. overcall/dbl. Natural. After transfer opener bids partners suit with 2-3 cards and 11-13 bal. 1NT=17-19 2NT= 17-19 and 4 card support. Two way check back. Transfers used after overcalls. Openings in 3rd hand can be light. 1 1 ♠= 4 11-21, 4+cards semibal or unbal hand Natural. 1NT=6 -11hcp. 2♣=4+ , 8+hcp. Signals (including trumps): Lebensohl after 2-level overcall of 1NT (Note 2) Echo in trump suit shows ability to ruff Negati ve Doubles to 3[ Takeout Doubles (Style; responses reopening)